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Pommard Village 2016, Domaine Voillot

POMM180
Produced from four parcels—Cras, Poisots, Saussilles and Vaumuriens, totaling 1.2 ha, with the vines averaging 54 years old. Again, yields of only 7hl/ha – quite staggering. A classic Pommard, red fruit dominant, rich, with a crème de mur intensity and deep core. The tannins are deliciously ripe.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Pommard
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2023+
Closure Type:
Cork
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£41.99
 

Domaine Voillot

This domaine has been producing wine now for five generations, but it is since the present owner, Jean Pierre Charlot, son-in-law of Joseph Voillot, took control that it has moved into the league of serious wine producers. The domaine consists of 10ha of vineyards, including some prized sites in several 1er Crus. The grapes are partially destemmed and the wines matured in oak barrels (20-35% new) for 12-18 months. Without doubt one of the finest domaines in Volnay, these wines are never heavy or over extracted. They offer the fragrance, charm and beauty so typical of Volnay.

Tasting Notes

A rich, sexy, seamless and sweet-edged Pommard, showing great class and presence. In style this is showing an almost Central Otago character, such is the level of rich, ripe sweet fruit. The palate shows deep and brooding sweet red and black fruits, with a core of confiture and integrated sweet oak. The texture is sublime, heady and weighty with lowish tannins at this stage. Pure decadence!

Food Matches

Try with beef bourguignon or roast beef.

Press Comments

"Vintage Preview: Burgundy 2016 - Kelley's top 10 value reds" - Decanter, Feb 2018